Autopsy to be held on Travolta's son
Sunday 04 January 2009
Medical examiners in the Bahamas are to conduct an autopsy tomorrow on the 16-year-old son of actor John Travolta. The teenager's apparently died from accidental death after a seizure on Friday.
Jett Travolta was last seen entering a bathroom in a holiday home in the Old Bahama Bay resort community on Thursday night. On Friday morning he was found unconscious by a staff member and rushed to a hospital in Freeport, where he was declared dead. The autopsy will attempt to establish whether he suffered a seizure and then fell and struck his head or whether an impact caused the seizure.
"All attempts to revive him were unsuccessful," Michael Ossi, a lawyer for the actor, confirmed. He added that while Jett had had a history of seizures, his death had "come out of the blue". The lawyer told CNN that it was "the worst day of John's life".
Mr Travolta, 54, and his wife, Kelly Preston, 46, both followers of the Church of Scientology, have long acknowledged that their son had health problems, but they have repeatedly denied media reports that he suffered from autism.
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